There’s not much better than tasting and enjoying Pippin Hill wines while overlooking the vineyards from which they came. Well, except for maybe enjoying them at your own home or dinner table. Fortunately, you can buy and take home our incredible reds, whites and sparkling wines to savor Pippin Hill wherever you are. Or better yet, join our Wine Club and have them delivered straight to you.
Pippin Hill Farm is in its seventh year and our wine program is evolving all the time. As we continue this process, we are proud to source all of our grapes from our own estate, Albemarle and surrounding counties from some of Virginia’s finest vineyards.
Our Rosé is both fruity and floral in the aromatics, like a basket of strawberries garnished with rose petal and a few sprigs of lavender thrown in for fun. The palate offers hints of watermelon which give way to tart raspberry, with a touch of Meyer lemon. Our Rosé is not sweet but slightly dry and that makes it perfect for the spring and summer months, chilled and close enough to refill your glass without having to get out of the hammock.
Our Champagne style Sparkling Rosé features both floral and fruity characteristics on the nose. . . lavender, rose petals and strawberry. . . with hints of raspberry, lilac and violet on the palate. Perfect for enjoying in the Spring and Summer months!
Our Port is rich with balanced sweetness featuring dark cacao, black cherry, raisins, and sweet tobacco characteristics that come from the interaction of the oak and the brandy used for fortification. Bin 21 is easily the perfect wine for sitting by the fire on a cold winter’s night.
Named for our sister property in Charleston, SC, Cannon Green, this wine may be easy to drink, but is complex and whimsical. . . . “an easy drinking red for a serious red drinker”. The nose has an easy smokiness and hints of blackberries and blueberry. Dried leaves, plum, clove and leather linger on the palate for a delightfully complex finish with medium body and tannins.
Our approach to this signature grape of Virginia is to highlight the aromatic energy of the varietal while bringing out the supple textures that reside in the grapes’ skins. In our 2017 vintage we find notes of milk chocolate, sultana raisins and black pepper with hints of blood orange zest and lavender couples with gripping tannins. Above all, it’s versatile so it may be enjoyed in the backyard by the grill, or with friends at the table.
Our popular Red Pump is a blend of Merlot, Cab Franc, Chambourcin, Cab Sauv and Tannat. The addition of Tannat gives it that earthy nose which transcends to the deep black cherry and blackberry on the palate. The finish is slightly oaky with a nice light acidity and tannins. We suggest serving this at room temp or slightly chilled at a backyard barbecue.
Our 2016 Easton Blue is our signature red blend. Rich up front with bayleaf, red currant and traces of cedar, the body remains grippy which emphasizes the leathery notes with hints of lilac. The finesse of the finish highlights the acidity while lingering tobacco notes make this one of our best food wines. Let it breathe, and enjoy.
Our Merlot Reserve features a soft nose of chocolate and cassis, with subtle hints of black peppercorn and rose petal. The palate gives way to dark cherries, pomegranate seeds and fresh peppercorns while the medium tannins and acid on the finish play like the conversation that you’re supposed to be having across the table.
The offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc, the varietal Cabernet Sauvignon is one of
the most commonly found wines in the world. With the cooler climate of Virginia, these grapes
are distinctively different from a California Cabernet Sauvignon. We take a classical approach
by harvesting from southern facing slopes. The extended sun exposure helps to highlight the fig
and black currant aromatics while preserving the tannins and acidity this varietal is known for.
The extended maceration of the skins and long barrel aging help to enhance this vintages
flavors of plum, olive and date. Easily one of our best pairing wines!
Our 2016 Petit Verdot is our juiciest yet, with grapes from our estate vineyard filling this wine to the brim with dark, dark fruit. The result is layered aromatically with graphite and an abundance of plum, a concentrated mid-palate with notes of clove, black currant, and smoky charcoal that finishes with firm tannins and a touch of granite.
Pippin Hill Farm is in its seventh year and our wine program is evolving all the time. As we continue this process, we are proud to source all of our grapes from Albemarle and surrounding counties from some of Virginia’s finest vineyards.
Our Clovergreen and Grapelawn vineyards are home to our Chardonnay grapes, both of which
are in this Blanc de Blanc. Careful monitoring of our brix levels during harvest pinpoint which
blocks are best utilized in our sparkling wine. Partial malolactic fermentation of these
Chardonnay grapes ensures the wine receives both the old and new world styles of this
versatile varietal. This 2018 vintage offers aromas of vanilla, pear and lime, leading to layered
and creamy flavors of honeysuckle, vanilla and golden delicious apple. The finish is lean and
zesty, with equal parts acidity and tartness, making these bubbles turn any occasion into a
celebration! The driest of out three Chardonnays, this wine pairs well with cheeses and
With its distinctive, vivid aromas and zesty acidity, Sauvignon Blanc is easy to peg in a blind tasting of dry white wines. This Sauvignon Blanc shows its bright youthfulness with hints of honeysuckle, lemon verbena, and chervil on the nose, harboring flavors of clementine and grapefruit on the tongue and finishing with a strong duo of dry apricot and acidity. Resting at the top of the hill on our estate, this wine is a beautiful expression of the Monticello AVA.
With its light nose and notes of white pepper and lemon verbena, our Viognier immediately makes you say ahhhh when opened. Delightful to sip or pair with food, this wine has the nuance of honeydew and lychee on the palate making it fruit forward with a creamy mouthfeel. This Viognier finishes with a hint of spice and a light minerality that rounds it out nicely.
Zero White is fruity and complex with fennel pollen, lemon, elderflower and a touch of thyme on the nose. Mid-palate shows grapefruit and pluot (a fruit that tastes like a combination of apricot and plum), accentuated by a coriander spice, with a finish that is clean and acidic. This wine is rich yet lively which makes it perfect for the beach, garden parties, or your table. . . no matter the occasion.
Our 2017 Chardonnay offers aromas of juniper and vanilla with hints of oak that extend to the palate. A balanced acidity and integrated oak notes complement the golden apple and Asian pear that linger on the palate. This Chardonnay finishes with a tart acidity which makes it a wonderful pairing wine or one to enjoy on its own.
Of the Chardonnays we produce, we use only the highest quality grapes in this Reserve vintage
and take inspiration from Burgundy winemaking techniques. Aging 9 months in oak, 28% of
that being in new French oak, this wine is complex with aromas of citrus, jasmine and vanilla.
While there are fruit flavors of peach and nectarine, we also find the warm flavor of banana and
evidence of the oak aging. The clean, lingering finish offers medium oak and acidity making it a
perfect food pairing wine. As with our other Chardonnays, balance is the key. Maintaining the
creamy mouthfeel from full malolactic fermentation makes for the most complex of our white